Fast food, plastics and health effects

Learning problems (1)

A team of scientists and health professionals with expertise in toxic chemicals and neurotoxicity has concluded that there is significant evidence linking phthalate exposure to increased risks of learning, attention and behavioural problems in children.

Hormone disorder (15)

  • Even exposure to low concentrations of these chemicals and metabolites can cause a disruption in a person’s hormonal profile.
  • Exposure to BPA plays a role in fertility in both sexes, as well as in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Increased risk of chronic disease (15)

  • Research shows that long-term exposure to endocrine-disrupting microplastics increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • It causes as much damage to a person’s health and increases the risk of chronic diseases to the same extent as following an unbalanced diet.

Immune system damage (15)

A recent study has shown that increased inflammation caused by exposure to microplastics leads to poor gut health and, by extension, compromised immunity.

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